If you think that all the best sights in the world have already been discovered – it is not true! There are always new sights, and we have selected some of the most interesting.
Memorial Center 9/11
New York, USA
The Ground Zero Memorial Center grew from the site of the destroyed Twin Towers in New York City.
Now there is the National September 11th Memorial, consisting of two fountains located at the former base of the skyscrapers. Etched on its parapets are the names of all 2,982 victims who died both in the towers and in the crashed planes.
A museum devoted to the tragedy is in a level under the memorial.
Promenade “Seoullo 7017”
Seoul, South Korea
The Seoul “Sky Garden” was opened at the end of May 2017. It is located on a highway that was built in the 1970s and later abandoned.
Towering over the crowded streets, it is a great bridge where about 24,000 trees, bushes, and flowers have been planted.
It consists of 17 pedestrian bridges, transits, and viaducts (some as high as 17 meters) with a total length of one kilometer where you can admire the city’s main attractions as you stroll along.
Thematic excursions in several languages are conducted in the “Sky Garden” so everyone can learn about the history and architecture of Seoul. The promenade is open round the clock and is illuminated at night.
Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Park
Universal’s water park was opened this summer in Orlando, America’s theme-park capital. This park is called Volcano Bay because there is an artificial Krakatau volcano in its center.
In total, there are four thematic zones recreating various Polynesian islands and cultures. The main attractions are the swift water slides of Krakatau Aqua Coaster in the volcano’s mouth and Ko’okiri Body Plunge – a chilling 70-degree slide to the pool from a height of 38 meters.
There are, of course, less thrilling attractions in the park: a pool with artificial waves, a “lazy river” for rafting, and a water fortress for kids.
The Atlantic Museum
The Atlantic Museum, which opened in early 2017, is the first underwater museum in Europe and is already considered one of the most unusual sites in the Canary Islands.
Here, at a depth of 12-14 meters in an area of 2500 square meters, there are more than 300 statues of British sculptor Jason Taylor.
The exposition, which can be viewed by divers and snorkelers, is divided into 12 consecutive installations devoted to social issues; here you can see refugees and migrants, inhabitants of megacities who are indifferent to global climate change, and many others.
According to Taylor’s idea, the museum does not only create a visual dialogue between art and nature, but it also serves as a huge artificial reef, attracting ocean inhabitants.
Archaeological Zone of Ichkabal
For a long time, the ancient Mayan city of Ichkabal was hidden under a thick layer of earth and tropical forest. Founded in the 3rd century BC, it was abandoned and forgotten until the end of the 1990s, when local residents accidentally “discovered” it.
Excavations began in 2009 and will proceed for more than a decade.
Recently, a new road was laid there, and by the end of 2017 the archaeological zone of Ichkabal – perhaps the largest one found in Mexico – will officially start its work. For now, with the area cleared of soil and selva, five structures are visible, one of which is a 40-meter pyramid.
As you can see, there are still a lot of new and exciting places to visit!